We’ll start with three reasons to see Hidden Figures in theaters: Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer. These three brilliant actors portray the black women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, an achievement that restored the nation’s confidence and turned the Space Race around. Cinema Detroit, an independent first-run movie theater located within city limits, is a great place to catch this flick. It’ll be intimate and there’s great popcorn.
Call for showtimes; 4126 Third Ave., Detroit; 313-482-9028; cinemadetroit.org; tickets are $8-$9.